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Detailed Fiqh of Lochia (Hanafi)

This follow-up to the introductory course on the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge will provide a more in-depth and practical understanding of the topic, with a focus on lochial case studies and rulings related to the chronic annulment of ablution.

Introduction to Menstruation: Shafi’i

In this introduction to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge according to the Shafi’i school, learn why it is crucial to study this subject and how its rulings affect other acts of worship. Cover theory and basic application that will serve as a good working knowledge of this essential topic.

Detailed Fiqh of Menstruation & Lochia (Shafi’i)

In this follow-up to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge according to the Shafi’i school, learn how to solve complex cases, deepen your understanding of the rulings, and recognize when a faqeeh should be consulted.

Family Law: Introduction to Inheritance

Follow the Prophetic injunction to learn inheritance law, and help community members solve basic cases by learning the pillars and conditions of inheritance, the principles of distribution, wills, shares and more in this introductory course.

Family Law: Intermediate Inheritance

Gain a more detailed understanding of the bases of inheritance law by learning about inheritance of shares, special types of shares, their distribution, and specifics relating to heirs.

Nur al Idah: Introduction to Worship (Hanafi) – Part 1

The first of two courses on Imam Shurunbulali’s Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah, ‘The Bright Light of Elucidation and the Deliverance of Souls’, a widely taught, detailed Hanafi manual on the rulings of worship. Part 1 covers the Book on Purification and part of the Book on Prayers.

Introduction to Menstruation and Related Issues (Hanafi)

In this introduction to the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge with Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, learn the importance of this topic and how its rulings affect other acts of worship. Cover basic definitions that serve as a foundation for further study.

Nur al Idah: Introduction to Worship (Hanafi) – Part 2

The second of two courses on Imam Shurunbulali’s Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah, ‘The Bright Light of Elucidation and the Deliverance of Souls’, a widely taught, detailed Hanafi manual on the rulings of worship. Part 2 covers the remainder of the Book Prayer, the Book of Fasting, and the Book of Zakat.

Detailed Fiqh of Menstruation (Hanafi)

This follow-up to the introductory course on the basics of menstruation, lochia, and abnormal discharge will provide a more in-depth and practical understanding of the topic, with a focus on menstrual case studies.

Family Law: Practical Applications

Marriage, Divorce, and Children in Modern Times. Obligatory knowledge for every married couple – a practical course aimed at teaching you how the sharia rulings for families are applied in real life.

Family Law: Advanced Inheritance

Further deepen your study of inheritance law by learning about special types of heirs, the rights of creditors, apostates and illegitimate children, and other topics.

The Practicalities of Fasting – Shafi`i

Learn the essential everyday practicalities of fasting: What breaks your fast? What exempts you from fasting and what does not? How can you be sure your fast is valid? How can you benefit spiritually from your fast? All according to the Shafi`i school.

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الايضاح ونجاة الأرواح

A Hanafi fiqh course taught in Arabic: Cover Imam Shurunbulali’s commentary on his own text Nur al Idah wa Najat al Arwah entirely in Arabic and learn how to directly access classical works of fiqh with their commentaries. The entirety of Maraqi al Falah shall be covered in a series of four parts over the course of one year. Part 1 covers the Book on Purification.

At-A-Glance

  • A practical course that teaches you to pay your zakat properly
  • Learn how to deal with different commonly met-with modern financial scenarios while paying zakat
  • Study practical examples of real-life situations
  • Learn only the most applicable, essential fiqh-rulings related to zakat
  • Put your zakat payments on a firm-footing
  • A minimal time-commitment course designed for every adult or working Muslim

About the Course

This course focuses on helping you ensure you pay your zakat correctly. From the basics of when zakat becomes due, to the types of wealth subject to zakat, questions of pre-payment and deferment, the relationship between taxes and zakat, to zakat on haram earnings or wealth – the focus is an entirely practical application of the fiqh of zakat to the modern financial context.

Students shall learn the essential rulings most relevant to the possible financial questions you may face while paying your zakat. The course shall use a number of real-life scenarios to ensure students have firmly grasped the principles behind paying zakat correctly in different financial situations.

Course Syllabus

Introduction:

  • Definition
  • The Wisdom of Zakat

General Rulings:

  • What is Nisab
  • Payment Value
  • Zakat and Taxes
  • Pre-Payment and Delayed Payment on Zakat
  • Transporting Zakat
  • Zakat on Haram Earnings

Who should pay Zakat

Conditions of Zakat

Properties that are subject to Zakat:

  • Zakatable Assets
  • Zakat of Gold and Silver, and Other Money
  • Zakat on Merchandise
  • Zakat on Earning of Professional Labourers
  • Zakat on Stocks
  • Zakat on Debts – Receivable and payable

To whom should Zakat be given:

  • Categories To Whom Zakat must not be paid

The Zakat of Eid al-Fitr:

  • Conditions for being due
  • On Whom it is Obligated
  • Amount and Kin
  • Time of Payment
  • Deserving Recipients

Course Format

This course shall consist of four Live Sessions over the course of Ramadan, meeting once a week.

The Live Sessions shall be lead by Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, and shall be supplemented with course-slides and discussion of practical examples from real-life scenarios. The course shall not have any graded quizzes or exams Dr. Ashraf shall hold weekly office hours where students can consult with him one-on-one. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the Live Sessions.

Weekly Time Commitment

The course requires an estimated hour per week outside the live session to review the material and take notes.

Suggested Readings

There is no course text – all the material shall be presented in the Live Sessions.

Students are suggested to read the chapter on zakat of an English translation of Nur al-Idah or a similar level fiqh text to supplement the course material.

Recommended Background

The course has no pre-requisites. Everyone is welcome!

FAQ:

Why is this course absolutely essential for every adult Muslim?

Zakat is an obligation that becomes due as soon as an adult’s wealth reaches the nisab. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Being a foundation-stone of the basic covenant of our religion, knowing the ins and outs of how to pay your zakat in the modern financial world is therefore an absolute necessity for every ‘legally responsible’ Muslim.

How shall this course practically benefit me?

The entire focus of this course is practical. Do I need to pay zakat on my share-holdings? How do I calculate zakat on trade-goods? What about the relationship between zakat and taxes? Do I pay zakat on pre-tax or post-tax wealth? Can I defer zakat payments or pay in advance? What about loans? What can I do if I come into possession of wealth that is of questionable legality, and do I pay zakat on it?

Find out the answers to these questions and more, and ensure you put your zakat calculations on a firm-footing.

Why should you study Practical Zakat with Dr. Ashraf Muneeb?

Dr. Ashraf was recognized in 2010 as a certified shariah-auditor and advisor by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Instutitions (AAOIFI). This is the highest certificate given by the AAOIFI, the most notable authority in the field of Islamic finance (quoted from hedayahartford.com). He is thus uniquely qualified to teach the fiqh of zakat and its practical application to real-world scenarios.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is designed for Muslims who want to know enough fiqh to put their zakat payments on a solid-footing. It is not a juristic course with a focus on the various positions of fiqh. Rather it is a minimum time-commitment, practical course designed for every Muslim, not exclusively for students of knowledge.

About the Instructor

Ashraf Muneeb

Department

Course Code

LAH010

Level

Level: Elective

Starting From

28 June, 2014

Duration

4 weeks

Tuition Fee

125 USD   Instant Financial Aid